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Location Church & Victoria Streets, Stanley, Circular Head - Tasmania, Australia
Type Monument
Description

Marble soldier in World War One uniform with arms reversed standing on a rectangular pillar on a 2-stepped Victorian Bluestone base was originally erected to commemorate the fallen of the district who served during World War One. 15ft high with four marble tablets showing the names of those who fell in World War One. Two plaques in memory of the fallen of Korea and Vietnam were added later.

"The Stanley soldiers' memorial is to be erected at Alexandra Terrace. It will be of Victorian blue stone, I5ft. high, with four marble tablets showing the names of the killed, and will cost £125. Of this the committee has £76 in hand."
Examiner (Launceston) 24th April 1925.
"A memorial to the fallen soldiers of the Circular Head district was unveiled at Stanley yesterday. Though the weather was boisterous and showery, there was a fine attendance. Mr. Marriott, who lost his sight in the war, thanked the people for giving him the privilege of unveiling the monument for the fallen in this municipality. Memory was short, and memorials such as that which they had erected were necessary as reminders. The graves of the men who fell were scattered over the Empire's battlefields. This monument represented their tomb, and he hoped that the residents would never pass it without lifting their hats or bowing their heads. The figure, which was made in Italy, of Carrara marble, represents an A.I.F. Infantryman, with a reversed rifle. On the base are inscribed 65 names. It stands In a strip of plantation between Church-street and Alexander Terrace looking down Tatlow's Hill."
Examiner (Launceston), 25th May 1927.

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Built Not yet discovered
Opened 24 May 1927 by Lieut. Frank Marriott
Inscription

LEST WE FORGET
ERECTED BY
THE RESIDENTS OF
CIRCULAR HEAD IN
REMEMBRANCE OF THE
VALIANT MEN WHO GAVE
THEIR LIVES IN THE WAR
1914-1918
(Names)

FOR KING AND COUNTRY
(Names)

Condition

Good

Names

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BONHOTE, Philip

Service number 4445
Company Sergeant Major
52nd Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 22 Nov 1893

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GREENE, Henry Cecil

Service number 6564
Private
12th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1

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EMMERTON, David Samuel

Service number 1800
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 8 Jan 1879

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LOVELL, John Henry

Service number 408145
Sergeant
No. 207 Squadron (RAF)
Royal Air Force
Born 17 May 1917

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REID, James Saward

Service number 3341
Private
26th Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 12 Mar 1895

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